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[texts]Incipit arithmeticha boetij [manuscript] - Boethius, -524
Provenance: Bern Dibner (donor)
Keywords: Early works to 1900; Arithmetic
Downloads: 31
[texts]Theophrasti De Historia plantarum liber primus[-decimus] - Theophrastus
statement of responsibility: per Theodorum Gazam in Latinum ex Craeco [i.e. Graeco] sermone versus. [Theophrasti De causis planta[rum] liber I[-VI]]
Keywords: Botany
Downloads: 414
[texts]Epytoma Ioa[n]nis de Mo[n]te Regio in Almagestu[m] Ptolomei - Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476
Woodcut title (leaf a1 recto)
Keywords: Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476; Astronomy; Mathematics, Greek
Downloads: 346
[texts]Cosmographicus liber Petri Apiani mathematici studiose collectus - Apian, Peter, 1495-1552
Signatures: A-N⁴.
Keywords: Cosmography
Downloads: 387
[texts]De la pirotechnia : Libri X. doue ampiamente si tratta non solo di ogni sorte & diuersita di miniere, ma anchora quanto si ricerca intorno à la prattica di quelle cose di quel che si appartiene à l'arte de la fusione ouer gitto de metalli come d'ogni altra cosa simile à questa - Biringucci, Vannoccio, 1480-1539?
First edition
Keywords: Mineral industries; Metallurgy; Metal-work; Fireworks
Downloads: 579
[texts]Ad clarissimum virum D. Ioannem Schonerum, De libris reuolutionu[m] eruditissimi viri, & mathematici excellentissimi, Reuerendi D. Doctoris Nicolai Copernici ... per quendam Iuuenem, mathematicae studiosum Narratio prima .. (Volume no.1) - Rhäticus, Georg Joachim, 1514-1576
Caption on leaf [2]: Clarissimo viro D. Ioanni Schonero, vt parenti suo colendo, G. Ioachimus Rheticus, S.D
Keywords: Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543; Astronomy
Downloads: 223
[texts]De historia stirpium commentarii insignes : maximis impensis et uigiliis elaborati, adiectis earundem uiuis plusquam quingentis imaginibus, nunquam antea ad naturae imitationem artificiosius effictis & expressis / c Leonharto Fuchsio medico hac nostra aetate longè clarissimo, autore. Regiones peregrinas pleriq[ue], alij alias, sumptu ingenti, studio indefesso, nec sine discrimine uirae nonnunquam, adierunt, ut simplicium materiae cognoscendae facultatem compararent sibi: eam tibi materiam uniuersam summo & impensarum & temporis compendio, procul discrimine omni, tanquam in uiuo iucundissimoq́[ue] uiridario, magna cum uoluptate, hinc cognoscere licebit. Accessit ijs succincta admodum uocum difficilium & obscurarum passim in hoc opere occurrentium explicatio. Vnà cum quadruplici indice, quorum primus quidem stirpium nomenclaturas Graecas, alter Latinas, tertius officinis seplasiariorum & herbarijs usitatas, quartus Germanicas continebit - Fuchs, Leonhart, 1501-1566
509 full page woodcuts (included in pagination); portraits of author (title page verso) and illustrators (penultimate leaf recto).
Keywords: Botany; Botany, Medical; Plants; Early works to 1800
Downloads: 367
[texts]Nicolai Copernici Torinensis De reuolutionibus orbium coelestium, libri VI : Habes in hoc opere iam recens nato, & aedito, studiose lector, motus stellarum, tam fixarum, quàm erraticarum, cum ex ueteribus, tum etiam ex recentibus obseruationibus restitutos: & nouis insuper ac admirabilibus hypothesibus ornatos. Habes etiam tabulas expeditissimas, ex quibus eosdem ad quoduis tempus quàm facillime caculare poteris. Igitur eme, lege, fruere. [Line in Greek] - Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543
Published also under title: Astronomia instaurata, libris sex comprehensa, qui De revolutionibus orbium coelestium inscribuntur. Nunc ... restituta ... studio d. Nicolai Mulerii
Keywords: Astronomy
Downloads: 551
[texts]Petri Peregrini Maricurtensis De magnete, seu, Rota perpetui motus, libellus ... - Pierre, de Maricourt, 13th cent
The first printed edition of Pierre's text on the magnet, popularly known as Epistola de magnete
Keywords: Magnetism; Perpetual motion; Compass; Astronomical instruments
Downloads: 85
[texts]Icones animalium quadrupedum uiuiparorum et ouiparorum : quae in Historiae animalium Conradi Gesneri libro I. et II. describuntur, cum nomenclaturis singulorum latinis, graecis, italicis, gallicis, et germanicis plerunque, et aliarum quoque linguarum, certis ordinibus digestae - Gessner, Conrad, 1516-1565
"Accedunt et indices secundum diuersas linguas in fine libris."
Keywords: Zoology; Mammals; Reptiles; Amphibians
Downloads: 510
[texts]Discorso di Leontio artefice sopra la sfera di Arato et fabrica di quella [manuscript] - Baldi, Bernardino, 1553-1617
Bound in 13th century vellum leaf with Latin text
Keywords: Astronomy
Downloads: 120
[texts]Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum Iacobi Bessoni ... - Besson, Jacques, Dauphinois
Spine title: Bessoni Theatrum machinarum
Keywords: Mechanical engineering; Machinery
Downloads: 253
[texts]Lettera per modo di discorso - Benedetti, Giovanni Battista, 1530-1590
Errata: [1] p
Keywords: Ephemerides; Astronomy
Downloads: 128
[texts]De plantis libri XVI - Cesalpino, Andrea, 1524 or 5-1603
Title page vignette (printer's device), with motto: Et vult et potest
Keywords: Botany; Plants
Downloads: 556
[texts]Note [manuscript] - Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601
Provenance: Bern Dibner (donor)
Downloads: 23
[texts]Tychonis Brahe Dani Epistolarvm astronomicarvm libri. - Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601
Book 1, containing the astronomical correspondence between T. Brahe and Wilhelm IV, Landgrave of Hesse
Keywords: Astronomy
Downloads: 298
[texts]Guilielmi Gilberti Colcestrensis, medici londinensis, De magnete : magneticisque corporibus, et de magno magnete tellure; physiologia noua, plurimis & argumentis, & experimentis demonstrata - Gilbert, William, 1544-1603
Head- and tail-pieces; initials.
Keywords: Early works to 1850; Early works to 1800; Electricity; Magnetism; Scientific apparatus and instruments
Downloads: 108
[texts]Tychonis Brahe Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica - Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601
Signatures: )::(⁴A-E⁶F⁴ G-H⁶I⁴
Keywords: Astronomical instruments; Astronomical observatories
Downloads: 233
[texts]Tychonis Brahe Astronomiæ instauratæ mechanica - Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601
Signatures: )::(⁴A-E⁶F⁴ G-H⁶I⁴.
Keywords: Early works to 1800; Astronomical instruments; Astronomical observatories
Downloads: 130
[texts]Astronomia nova aitiologetos [romanized] : sev physica coelestis, tradita commentariis de motibvs stellæ Martis, ex observationibus G. V. Tychonis Brahe ; jussu & sumptibus Rvdolphi II ... plurimum annorum pertinaci studio elaborata Pragæ ... - Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630
Caspar. M. Bibl. Kepleriana
Keywords: Astronomy; Planetary theory
Downloads: 756
[texts]Sidereus nuncius : magna, longeque admirabilia spectacula pandens, suspiciendaq́ue proponens vnicuique, praesertim verò philosophis, atq́[ue] astronomis, quae à Galileo Galileo ... perspicilli nuper à se reperti beneficio sunt obseruata in lunae facie, fixis innumeris, lacteo circulo, stellis nebulosis, apprime verò in quatuor planetis circa Iouis stellam disparibus interuallis, atque periodis, celeritate mirabili circumuolutis; quos, nemini in hanc vsque diem cognitos, nouissimè author depraehendit primus; atque Medicea sidera nuncupandos decreuit - Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642
Another edition (pirated) was issued in the same year in Frankfurt, Germany, "in Paltheniano".
Keywords: Astronomy; Telescopes; Early works to 1800; Early works to 1800
Downloads: 899
[texts]Sidereus nuncius : magna, longeque admirabilia spectacula pandens, suspiciendaque proponens vnicuique, praesertim verò philosophis, atq[ue] astronomis, quae à Galileo Galileo ... perspicilli nuper à se reperti beneficio sunt obseruata in lunae facie, fixis innumeris, lacteo circulo, stellis nebulosis, apprime verò in quatuor planetis circa Iouis stellam disparibus interuallis, atque periodis, celeritate mirabili circumuolutis; quos, nemini in hanc vsque diem cognitos, nouissimè author depraehendit primus; atque Medicea sidera nuncupandos decreuit - Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642
Another edition (pirated) was issued in the same year in Frankfurt, Germany, "in Paltheniano"
Keywords: Astronomy; Telescopes
Downloads: 354
[texts]Les raisons des forces mouuantes auec diuerses machines tant vtilles que plaisantes : aus quelles sont adioints plusieurs desseings de grotes et fontaines - Caus, Salomon de, d. 1626
statement of responsibility: par Salomon de Caus, ingenieur et architecte de son altesse palatine electorale.
Keywords: Early works to 1800; Mechanical engineering; Barrel organ, Hydraulic; Caves; Fountains
Downloads: 86
[texts]Ioannis Keppleri Harmonices mundi libri V ... : Appendix habet comparationem huius operis cum Harmonices Cl. Ptolemaei libro III, cumque Roberti de Fluctibus, dicti Flud. medici oxoniensis speculationibus Harmonicis, operi de Macrocosmo & microcosmo insertis. Accessit nunc propter cognationem materiae eiusdem authoris liber ante 23. annos editus Tubingae, cui titulus Prodromus, seu Mysterium cosmographicum, de causis coelorum numeri, proportionis motuumque periodicorum, ex quinque corporibus regularibus .. - Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630
Books 1-2 and books 3-5 are paged continuously
Keywords: Geometry; Music
Downloads: 1,559
[texts]Adriani Metii ... De genuino usu utriusque globi tractatvs - Metius, Adriaan Adriaansz
statement of responsibility: Adjecta est sciatericorum, & artis navigandi ratio novis instrumentis, & inventionibus illustrata.
Keywords: Early works to 1800; Early works to 1800
Downloads: 208
[texts]Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo matematico sopraordinario dello studio di Pisa. E filosofo, e matematico primario del serenissimo gr. duca di Toscana. Doue ne i congressi di quattro giornate si discorre sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo tolemaico, e copernicano; : proponendo indeterminatamente le ragioni filosofiche, e naturali tanto per l'vna, quanto per l'altra parte - Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642
Added engraved title page (signed: Stefan Della Bella f): Dialogo di Galileo Galilei Linceo al ser.mo Ferd. II. gran. duca di Toscana.
Keywords: Astronomy; Tides
Downloads: 657
[texts]Letter [manuscript] - Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642
Provenance: Bern Dibner (donor)
Downloads: 22
[texts]Cristiani Hugenii Zulichemii, Const. f. Systema Saturnium : sive, De causis mirandorum Saturni phaenomenôn, et comite ejus Planeta Novo - Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695
Engraved illustrations appear together with the text on the following pages: 6, 8, 10, 11, 16, 18, 21, 24, 55, and 60. There are also several woodcuts throughout
Downloads: 96
[texts]Cristiani Hugenii Zulichemii, Const. f. Systema Saturnium : sive, De causis mirandorum Saturni phaenomenôn, et comite ejus Planeta Novo - Huygens, Christiaan, 1629-1695
Engraved illustrations appear together with the text on the following pages: 6, 8, 10, 11, 16, 18, 21, 24, 55, and 60. There are also several woodcuts throughout.
Downloads: 67
[texts]The Regimen [manuscript] - Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727
Partial transcription laid in.
Keywords: Alchemy
Downloads: 41
[texts]The sceptical chymist or, Chymico-physical doubts & paradoxes : touching the spagyrist's principles commonly call'd hypostatical, as they are wont to be propos'd and defended by the generality of alchymists. Whereunto is praemis'd part of another discourse relating to the same subject - Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691
statement of responsibility: by the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq.
Keywords: Chemistry
Downloads: 329
[texts]Het gezantschap der Neêrlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie, aan den grooten Tartarischen Cham, den tegenwoordigen keizer van China : waar in de gedenkwaerdighste geschiedenissen, die onder het reizen door de Sineesche landtschappen, Quantung, Kiangsi, Nanking, Xantung en Peking, en aan het keizerlijke hof te Peking, sedert den jare 1655 tot 1657 zijn voorgevallen, op het bondigste verhandelt worden : befeffens een naukeurige Beschryving der Sineesche steden, dorpen, regeering, wetenschappen, hantwerken, zeden, godsdiensten, gebouwen, drachten, schepen, bergen, gewassen, dieren, &c. en oorlogen tegen de Tarters : verçiert men over de 150 afbeeltsels, na't leven in Sina getekent - Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672
statement of responsibility: en beschreven door Joan Nieuhof, toen eerste hofmeester des gezantschaps, tegenwoordig opperhoost in Coylan.
Keywords: Natural history
Downloads: 352
[texts]Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London (Volume v.90 (1800)) - Royal Society (Great Britain)
Suspended between v. 12 and v. 13
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 165
[texts]Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London (Volume v. 62 (1772)) - Royal Society (Great Britain)
Suspended between v. 12 and v. 13
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 95
[texts]America : being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World : containing the original of the inhabitants, and the remarkable voyages thither : the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, and other large provinces and territories, with the several European plantations in those parts : also their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers : their habits, customs, manners, and religions : their plants, beasts, birds, and serpents : with an appendix containing, besides several other considerable additions, a brief survey of what hath been discover'd of the unknown south-land and the Arctick region - Ogilby, John, 1600-1676
statement of responsibility: collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures by John Ogilby ...
Downloads: 1,382
[texts]Ottonis de Guericke Experimenta nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de vacuo spatio - Guericke, Otto von, 1602-1686
Includes an added engraved t.p., a portrait frontispiece, one folded leaf of plates inserted between p. 26 and 27, and one double plate printed on two leaves inserted between p. 104 and 105. There are also numerous engravings printed on some of the text leaves
Keywords: Science; Pneumatics; Magdeburg experiments
Downloads: 136
[texts]Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior] (Volume v 2) - Hevelius, Johannes, 1611-1687
Some plates by the author; some by I. Saal after A. Stech. Added engr. t.p. (repeated in vols., byJ. Falck after A. Boy. Portrait in v. 2) by L. Visscher after A. Stech.
Keywords: Early works to 1800; Astronomy
Downloads: 151
[texts]Machinæ coelestis pars prior[-posterior] (Volume v 1) - Hevelius, Johannes, 1611-1687
Some plates by the author; some by I. Saal after A. Stech. Added engr. t.p. (repeated in vols., byJ. Falck after A. Boy. Portrait in v. 2) by L. Visscher after A. Stech.
Keywords: Astronomy
Downloads: 145
[texts]Marcelli Malpighii philosophi & medici Bononiensis, è Regia Societate, Anatome plantarum : Cui subjungitur appendix, iteratas & auctas ejusdem authoris De ovo incubato observationes continens - Malpighi, Marcello, 1628-1694
The added engraved t.p. is signed: R. White sculp
Keywords: Plant anatomy; Embryology
Downloads: 174
[texts]Lectiones Cutlerianae, or A collection of lectures, physical, mechanical, geographical & astronomical : made before the Royal Society on several occasions at Gresham Colledge [i.e. College] : to which are added divers miscellaneous discourses - Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703
statement of responsibility: by Robert Hooke, S. R. S.
Keywords: Science; Lamps; Comets; Microscopes; Springs (Mechanism); Scientific apparatus and instruments
Downloads: 241
[texts]Historia plantarum : species hactenus editas aliasque insuper multas noviter inventas & descriptas complectens ... (Volume v 2) - Ray, John, 1627-1705
Tomes 1-2 paged continuously: 14 p. l. (1st blank), 983, [1] blank (and two leaves inserted repeating p. 59-62); t. 2: 4 p. l., p. 985-1944, [35],[1] blank
Keywords: Botany
Downloads: 457
[texts]Historia plantarum : species hactenus editas aliasque insuper multas noviter inventas & descriptas complectens ... (Volume v 3) - Ray, John, 1627-1705
statement of responsibility: auctore, Joanne Raio ...
Keywords: Botany
Downloads: 272
[texts]Historia plantarum : species hactenus editas aliasque insuper multas noviter inventas & descriptas complectens ... - Ray, John, 1627-1705
Tomes 1-2 paged continuously: 14 p. l. (1st blank), 983, [1] blank (and two leaves inserted repeating p. 59-62); t. 2: 4 p. l., p. 985-1944, [35],[1] blank
Keywords: Botany
Downloads: 506
[texts]Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica - Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727
The second and third books were apparently printed by different printers, as indicated by the different type in the headings and the break in paging between the two books
Keywords: Mechanics; Celestial mechanics; Gravitation
Downloads: 806
[texts]A treatise of japaning [sic] and varnishing : being a compleat discovery of those arts, with the best way of making all sorts of varnish ... : together with above an hundred distinct patterns for japan-work ... engraven on 24 large copper-plates - Stalker, John
statement of responsibility: by John Stalker and George Parker.
Keywords: Japanning; Varnish and varnishing
Downloads: 490
[texts]Galeria dipinta nel palazzo del Prencipe Panfilio da Pietro Berrettini da Cortona - Cesi, Carlo, 1626-1686
Design Digitized: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library’s Rare Books, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program statement of responsibility: intagliata de Carlo Cesio ; vero originale.
Keywords: Pietro, da Cortona, 1596-1669; Palazzo Doria Pamphilj (Rome, Italy); Mural painting and decoration, Baroque; Art, Baroque; Engraving, Italian; Mural painting and decoration, Italian
Downloads: 307
[texts]Le fontane di Roma nelle piazze, e luoghi publici della citta : con li loro prospetti, come sono al presente - Falda, Giovanni Battista, ca. 1640-1678
statement of responsibility: disegnate, et intagliate da Gio. Battista Falda.
Keywords: Fountains
Downloads: 147
[texts]Traitté des siéges et de l'attaque des places ; Traitté de la deffense des places, between 1700 and 1707? - Vauban, Sébastien Le Prestre de, 1633-1707
Title devised by cataloger, based partly on the form of titles used in the later published works.
Keywords: Early works to 1800; Fortification; Military art and science; Military reconnaissance; Military engineering; Geometry
Downloads: 26
[texts]A collection of maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America, circa 1700-1725, by Sr. Sanson, Guillieme de l'Isle, Peter Schenck, and others. [cartographic material] - Sanson, Nicolas, 1600-1667
Title transcribed from handwritten note on front free endpaper. It is unknown whether these maps were actually issued together or separately collected.
Keywords: Early works to 1800; Atlases; Early maps; Geography
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[texts]Michaelis Bernhardi Valentini prof. medici ... Polychresta exotica in curandis affectibus contumacissimis probatissima ... : ut et nova herniarum cura. Accedunt seorsim olim editae ... Dissertationes epistolicae varii argumenti .. - Valentini, Michael Bernhard, 1657-1729
Title in red and black
Keywords: Fertilization of plants; Medicine; Moxa; Enema
Downloads: 358
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